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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Magazine

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) was a multi-format computer and video game magazine first published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing and later acquired by EMAP. Launched in October 1987, roughly the same time as Ludlow-based publisher Newsfield's own multi-format magazine The Games Machine, the magazine consisted mainly of ex-Amstrad Action and Personal Computer Games staff, including launch co-editors Peter Connor and Steve Cooke. Andy Wilton, ex-AA, was brought in as Reviews Editor, while Dave Packer and Andy Smith were hired as Staff Writers. Trevor Gilham, another ex-AA member, held the position of Art Editor. Design and content was very polished and clear. The glossy magazine had a unique, professional feel very much a blueprint for Future's well-respected Edge magazine. After selling the title to EMAP, Future Publishing redeployed the original ACE staff to work on their Amiga Format and ST Format titles.rn

rnCoverage initially included Atari ST, Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, but also included newer machines as they were released. Although games features were the mainstay, other articles on graphics and computer music were featured. A cover cassette, and later a floppy disk, was included with the magazine featuring games demos. Regular editorial features included Interface; News, Letters, The Blitter End. The Specials; features and Gameplay; Screen Test, Arcades, Tricks 'n' Tactics, Adventures.rn

rnScreen Test was the games review section. Games were rated (out of ten) on Visual effects, Audio, IQ Factor, Fun Factor and an overall rating. Games were seen by all the reviewers and the overall rating, and was notable for scoring games out of 1000 rather than the usual percentage or mark out of ten. Also introduced was the Predicted Interest Curve graph where the game was given a line graph predicting the long term interest in the game over many months.rn

rnThe first issue of ACE was October 1987, and the final issue was April of 1992.

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ACE - Issue 16 (1989-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, software, atari, game, lor, imminent, tor, release box, advanced computer, mail...
ACE - Issue 55 (1992-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, publisher, amiga, arcade, games, atari, price, genre arcade, price amiga, game...
ACE - Issue 52 (1992-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, amiga, genre, arcade, games, atari, thai, price amiga, reviews directory, price...
ACE - Issue 27 (1989-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, game, atari, software, computer, lor, spectrum, computer entertainment, ace...
ACE - Issue 51 (1991-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, amiga, atari, games, thai, arcade, reviews directory, price amiga, genre...
ACE - Issue 50 (1991-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: player, game, genre, games, publisher, ace, amiga, arcade, graphics, reviews directory, genre...
ACE - Issue 54 (1992-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, publisher, amiga, arcade, games, atari, consoles, genre arcade, price amiga,...
ACE - Issue 23 (1989-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, atari, amiga, ace, software, game, lor, nec, tor, advanced computer, sega, computer...
ACE - Issue 41 (1991-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, ibm, software, megadrive, disks, rick dangerous, power supply,...
ACE - Issue 25 (1989-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, atari, game, software, computer, lor, chess, amiga contacts, space invaders,...
ACE - Issue 09 (1988-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, software, game, amiga, games, atari, computer, spectrum, graphics, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 21 (1989-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, atari, vat, computer, lor, ibm, commodore, order code, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 39 (1990-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, games, software, game, sega, commodore, lor, console, ace rating, mail order,...
ACE - Issue 13 (1988-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, games, software, computer, vintage, lor, game, reviewed issue, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 15 (1988-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, software, games, computer, imminent, ibm, spectrum, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 45 (1991-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, amiga, ace, game, software, megadrive, tor, atari, ibm, super mario, air duel, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 28 (1990-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, game, atari, software, computer, ibm, lor, spectrum, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 42 (1991-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, software, games, game, graphics, ibm, disks, ace rating, tpi disks, mario bros,...
ACE - Issue 47 (1991-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, software, games, game, ibm, atari, sega, super, pioneer cld, game gear, space quest,...
ACE - Issue 04 (1988-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, atari, ace, graphics, computer, amiga, spectrum, games, game, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 11 (1988-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, lor, atari, software, game, imminent, midi, release box, ace rating, recommended...
ACE - Issue 46 (1991-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, game, games, amiga, software, atari, graphics, lor, player, computer, player manager,...
ACE - Issue 40 (1991-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, game, software, games, sega, disks, console, ibm, tpi disks, special offer,...
ACE - Issue 02 (1987-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, game, midi, software, spectrum, arcade, commodore, screen, ace rating, screen test,...
ACE - Issue 37 (1990-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, game, atari, console, disks, arcade, mail order, prices include,...
ACE - Issue 44 (1991-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, game, atari, software, scene, lor, disks, titles, tpi disks, star ratings,...
ACE - Issue 22 (1989-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, ace, atari, software, amiga, game, computer, lor, graphics, computer entertainment, screen...
ACE - Issue 38 (1990-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, sega, software, rating, disks, spectrum, ace rating, sega master,...
ACE - Issue 01 (1987-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, spectrum, graphics, atari, software, amstrad, games, screen, ace, version tested, computer...
ACE - Issue 03 (1987-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, lor, games, atari, software, game, spectrum, advanced, advanced computer, screen test,...
ACE - Issue 24 (1989-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, lor, software, tor, game, atari, imminent, release box, mail order, computer...
ACE - Issue 29 (1990-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, atari, lor, games, software, tor, computer, advanced computer, release box, box...
ACE - Issue 53 (1992-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, genre, player, games, arcade, publisher, amiga, graphics, atari, price amiga, genre arcade,...
ACE - Issue 34 (1990-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, games, rating, software, atari, tor, graphics, lor, ace rating, player manager,...
ACE - Issue 49 (1991-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, software, games, ibm, computer, player, atari, famicom, tennis tour, pro tennis,...
ACE - Issue 14 (1988-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, lor, amiga, atari, game, software, computer, advanced, advanced computer, release box,...
ACE - Issue 12 (1988-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, lor, software, game, computer, atari, thai, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 48 (1991-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, games, game, ace, ibm, atari, lor, software, gamer, tor, tennis tour, pro tennis, ubi soft,...
ACE - Issue 43 (1991-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, atari, game, lor, data, disks, console, tpi disks, ace rating, credit...
ACE - Issue 30 (1990-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, software, lor, game, computer, tor, arcade, advanced computer, ace classic,...
ACE - Issue 08 (1988-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, lor, atari, amiga, games, software, computer, release box, game, thai, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 32 (1990-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, software, amiga, game, lor, atari, computer, tor, advanced, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 31 (1990-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, game, amiga, computer, software, atari, lor, microbyte, ace rated, computer...
ACE - Issue 33 (1990-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, software, game, games, amiga, computer, atari, tor, entertainment, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 35 (1990-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, software, rating, sega, console, disks, ace rating, holder...
ACE - Issue 06 (1988-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, lor, atari, software, game, computer, arcade, thai, release box, advanced computer,...
ACE - Issue 18 (1989-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, games, software, rating, ibm, lor, arcade, ace rating, release box, ace pack,...
ACE - Issue 19 (1989-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, ibm, software, game, games, lor, computer, order, release box, mail order, order...
ACE - Issue 05 (1988-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, games, computer, atari, game, amiga, ace, lor, computer entertainment, release box,...
ACE - Issue 07 (1988-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, lor, software, atari, game, games, computer, spectrum, release box, recommended...
ACE - Issue 17 (1989-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, software, games, ibm, game, lor, spectrum, star wars, screen test, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 36 (1990-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, game, atari, rating, computer, graphics, ace rating, mail order,...
ACE - Issue 10 (1988-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, ace, amiga, atari, games, lor, computer, midi, game, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 26 (1989-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, game, atari, tor, software, lor, computer, release box, advanced computer, ace...
ACE - Issue 20 (1989-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, software, games, atari, lor, ibm, game, order, order code, release box, mail order, ace...
Complete ACE Guide To CD-ROM Games, The (19xx)(Future Publishing)(GB)
ACE Diary 1990, The (1990)(Future Publishing)(GB)